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The streets of New York inspired Rebecca Taylor’s new Resort 2012 collection. “Resort is all about freshening up your wardrobe,” she told us. With that in mind, the designer delivered polka-dot and floral print dresses and matching handbags, vivid striped tops and tunics mixing rose and black, and long skirts with patches of vivid color block in emerald, pale yellow, and peach. As for her use of color: “Resort is the perfect time to add in a little neon,” she said. “I love the combination of lime green and gray.” Click “See the Photos” to browse Rebecca Taylor’s entire Resort 2012 collection now! The lineup lands in stores at the end of the year.

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— Violet Gaynor